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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913469/can-we-make-a-better-match-or-mismatch-with-kir-genotyping
#1
Rohtesh S Mehta, Katayoun Rezvani
Natural killer (NK) cell function is regulated by a fine balance between numerous activating and inhibitory receptors, of which killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) are among the most polymorphic and comprehensively studied. KIRs allow NK cells to recognize downregulation or the absence of HLA class I molecules on target cells (known as missing-self), a phenomenon that is commonly observed in virally infected cells or cancer cells. Because KIR and HLA genes are located on different chromosomes, in an allogeneic environment such as after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, donor NK cells that express an inhibitory KIR for an HLA class I molecule that is absent on recipient targets (KIR/KIR-ligand mismatch), can recognize and react to this missing self and mediate cytotoxicity...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906005/the-role-of-nk-cells-in-hiv-1-protection-autologous-allogeneic-or-both
#2
REVIEW
Jef Hens, Wim Jennes, Luc Kestens
Natural killer (NK) cells specialize in killing virally infected- or tumor cells and are part of the innate immune system. The activational state of NK cells is determined by the balance of incoming activating and inhibitory signals mediated by receptor-ligand binding with the target cell. These receptor-ligand bonds mainly consist of the killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR), which are expressed at the cell surface of NK cells, and their ligands: the highly variable human leukocyte antigen -class I molecules (HLA)...
March 18, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894857/cytokine-induced-memory-like-differentiation-enhances-unlicensed-nk-cell-anti-leukemia-and-fc%C3%AE-riiia-triggered-responses
#3
Julia A Wagner, Melissa M Berrien-Elliott, Maximillian Rosario, Jeffrey W Leong, Brea A Jewell, Timothy Schappe, Sara Abdel-Latif, Todd A Fehniger
Cytokine-induced memory-like natural killer (NK) cells differentiate following short-term pre-activation with interleukin (IL)-12, IL-15, and IL-18 and display enhanced effector function in response to cytokines or tumor targets for weeks following the initial pre-activation. Conventional NK cell function is dependent upon a licensing signal, classically delivered by an inhibitory receptor engaging its cognate MHC class I ligand. How licensing status integrates with cytokine-induced memory-like NK cell responses is unknown...
November 25, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893413/kir-2d-l1-l3-l4-s4-and-kir-3dl1-protein-expression-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#4
Yayi He, Paul A Bunn, Caicun Zhou, Dan Chan
BACKGROUND: Nature killer (NK) cells are the immune system's first line of defense against both viral infections and tumors. Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) are associated with susceptibility to different types of cancers. We investigated KIR 2D (L1, L3, L4, S4) and KIR 3DL1 protein expression and their association with survival in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: The expression of KIR 2D (L1, L3, L4, S4) (BC032422/ ADQ31987/ NP_002246/ NP_036446, ABCAM) and KIR 3DL1 (AA 1-444, ABCAM) protein was assessed by immunohistochemistry (IHC) in 62 NSCLC patients...
November 21, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880898/hiv-1-control-by-nk-cells-via-reduced-interaction-between-kir2dl2-and-hla-c-%C3%A2-12-02-c-%C3%A2-14-03
#5
Zhansong Lin, Kimiko Kuroki, Nozomi Kuse, Xiaoming Sun, Tomohiro Akahoshi, Ying Qi, Takayuki Chikata, Takuya Naruto, Madoka Koyanagi, Hayato Murakoshi, Hiroyuki Gatanaga, Shinichi Oka, Mary Carrington, Katsumi Maenaka, Masafumi Takiguchi
Natural killer (NK) cells control viral infection in part through the interaction between killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) and their human leukocyte antigen (HLA) ligands. We investigated 504 anti-retroviral (ART)-free Japanese patients chronically infected with HIV-1 and identified two KIR/HLA combinations, KIR2DL2/HLA-C(∗)12:02 and KIR2DL2/HLA-C(∗)14:03, that impact suppression of HIV-1 replication. KIR2DL2(+) NK cells suppressed viral replication in HLA-C(∗)14:03(+) or HLA-C(∗)12:02(+) cells to a significantly greater extent than did KIR2DL2(-) NK cells in vitro...
November 22, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876820/a-method-to-customize-population-specific-arrays-for-genome-wide-association-testing
#6
Erik A Ehli, Abdel Abdellaoui, Iryna O Fedko, Charlie Grieser, Sahar Nohzadeh-Malakshah, Gonneke Willemsen, Eco Jc de Geus, Dorret I Boomsma, Gareth E Davies, Jouke J Hottenga
As an example of optimizing population-specific genotyping assays using a whole-genome sequence reference set, we detail the approach that followed to design the Axiom-NL array which is characterized by an improved imputation backbone based on the Genome of the Netherlands (GoNL) reference sequence and, compared with earlier arrays, a more comprehensive inclusion of SNPs on chromosomes X, Y, and the mitochondria. Common variants on the array were selected to be compatible with the Illumina Psych Array and the Affymetrix UK Biobank Axiom array...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868107/class-i-hla-haplotypes-form-two-schools-that-educate-nk-cells-in-different-ways
#7
Amir Horowitz, Zakia Djaoud, Neda Nemat-Gorgani, Jeroen Blokhuis, Hugo G Hilton, Vivien Béziat, Karl-Johan Malmberg, Paul J Norman, Lisbeth A Guethlein, Peter Parham
Natural killer (NK) cells are lymphocytes having vital functions in innate and adaptive immunity, as well as placental reproduction. Controlling education and functional activity of human NK cells are various receptors that recognize HLA class I on the surface of tissue cells. Epitopes of polymorphic HLA-A,-B and -C are recognized by equally diverse killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR). In addition, a peptide cleaved from the leader sequence of HLA-A,-B or -C must bind to HLA-E for it to become a ligand for the conserved CD94:NKG2A receptor...
September 2016: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853655/a-killer-immunoglobulin-like-receptor-gene-content-haplotype-and-a-cognate-human-leukocyte-antigen-ligand-are-associated-with-autism
#8
Anthony Torres, Jonna Westover, Michael Benson, Randall Johnson, Annelise Dykes
The killing activity of natural killer cells is largely regulated by the binding of class I human leukocyte antigen cognate ligands to killer cell immunoglobulin - like receptor proteins. The killer cell immunoglobulin - like receptor gene - complex contains genes that activate and others that inhibit the killing state of natural killer cells depending on the binding of specific human leukocyte antigen cognate ligands. It has been suggested in previous publications that activating human leukocyte antigen/killer - cell immunoglobulin - like receptor complexes are increased in people with autism...
April 2016: Autism-open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843767/colorectal-cancer-and-the-kir-genes-in-the-human-genome-a-meta-analysis
#9
Koroush Ghanadi, Bahareh Shayanrad, Seyyed Amir Yasin Ahmadi, Farhad Shahsavar, Hossein Eliasy
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common types of inflammation-based cancers and is occurred due to growth and spread of cancer cells in colon and/or rectum. Previously genetic association of cell cycle genes, both proto-oncogenes and the tumor suppressors has been proved. But there were few studies about association of immune related genes such as killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs). Thus we intend to perform a meta-analysis to find the association of different genes of KIR and susceptibility to be affected by colorectal cancer...
December 2016: Genomics Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834065/human-leukocyte-antigen-c-genotype-and-killer-immunoglobulin-like-receptor-ligand-matching-in-korean-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#10
Hyeyoung Lee, Ki Hyun Park, Hye Sun Park, Ji Hyeong Ryu, Jihyang Lim, Yonggoo Kim, Gun Hyung Na, Dong Goo Kim, Eun Jee Oh
BACKGROUND: The interaction between killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) and HLA class I regulates natural killer (NK) cell cytotoxicity and function. The impact of NK cell alloreactivity through KIR in liver transplantation remains unelucidated. Since the frequency of HLA-C and KIR genotypes show ethnic differences, we assessed the impact of HLA-C, KIR genotype, or KIR-ligand mismatch on the allograft outcome of Korean liver allografts. METHODS: One hundred eighty-two living donor liver transplant patients were studied...
January 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830183/human-cytomegalovirus-infection-enhances-nk-cell-activity-in-vitro
#11
Astrid Tschan-Plessl, Martin Stern, Laurent Schmied, Christelle Retière, Hans H Hirsch, Christian Garzoni, Christian van Delden, Katia Boggian, Nicolas J Mueller, Christoph Berger, Jean Villard, Oriol Manuel, Pascal Meylan, Grzegorz Terszowski
BACKGROUND: Occurring frequently after solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, cytomegalovirus (CMV) replication remains a relevant cause of mortality and morbidity in affected patients. Despite these adverse effects, an increased alloreactivity of natural killer (NK) cells after CMV infection has been assumed, but the underlying physiopathological mechanisms have remained elusive. METHODS: We used serial analyses of NK cells before and after CMV infection in kidney transplant recipients as an in vivo model for CMV primary infection to explore the imprint of CMV infection using every patient as their own control: We analyzed NK cell phenotype and function in 47 CMV seronegative recipients of CMV seropositive kidney grafts, who developed CMV primary infection posttransplant...
July 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807936/diversity-of-killer-cell-immunoglobulin-like-receptor-genes-in-drung-chinese
#12
L Jiang, P Su, T Yang, X Zhu, F Yao, Z Che, H Ma, J Wang, Q Chen
Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) genes are variably distributed among populations from distinct geographic areas and ethnic origins. We describe, for the first time, KIR gene diversity in 152 unrelated and healthy Drung individuals, as measured by sequence-specific polymerase chain reaction. All 16 known KIR genes were detected. Of these, the framework genes KIR2DL4, 3DL2, 3DL3, and 3DP1 were present in all individuals as expected, along with the non-framework genes KIR2DL1, 2DL3, and 2DP1. In contrast, KIR2DL2, 2DS2, and 2DS5 were unusually rare, suggesting that KIR gene distribution was relatively concentrated...
November 2, 2016: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798515/impact-of-graft-versus-graft-natural-killer-cell-alloreactivity-on-single-unit-dominance-after-double-umbilical-cord-blood-transplantation
#13
Pauline Rettman, Catherine Willem, Christelle Volteau, Nolwenn Legrand, Patrice Chevallier, Laurence Lodé, Julie Esbelin, Anne Cesbron, Marc Bonneville, Philippe Moreau, David Senitzer, Christelle Retière, Katia Gagne
BACKGROUND: Natural Killer (NK) cell alloreactivity is favored after double umbilical cord blood transplantation (dUCBT) in which cord blood (UCB) units and patients are often Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA) class I mismatched. Generally, only 1 UCB unit persists after dUCBT. We hypothesize, that NK cell alloreactivity mediated by Killer cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptor (KIR) - HLA interactions may explain the dominance of 1UCB unit over the other after dUCBT. METHODS: We investigated the impact of KIR NK cell alloreactivities on the dominance of 1 full UCB unit in 50 dUCBT...
October 28, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797112/killer-immunoglobulin-like-receptor-repertoire-analysis-in-a-caucasian-spanish-cohort-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#14
Ruth López-Hernández, Jose A Campillo, Isabel Legaz, Mariano Valdés, Hortensia Salama, Francisco Boix, A M Hernández-Martínez, Jorge Eguia, G González-Martínez, Maria R Moya-Quiles, Alfredo Minguela, Ana García-Alonso, Fernando Carballo, Manuel Muro
Immunological molecules are implicated in inflammatory disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; Crohn disease [CD] and ulcerative colitis [UC]). Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) are also genetically variable proteins involved in immune function. They are expressed by NK cells and certain T lymphocytes, regulate specificity and function by interaction with HLA Class I molecules, may be either inhibitory or activating and are polymorphic both in terms of alleles and haplotype gene content...
November 2016: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779741/deciphering-the-kir-system-at-super-resolution-for-nk-and-t-cell-biology
#15
REVIEW
Vivien Béziat, Hugo Hilton, Paul J Norman, James A Traherne
Killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) are components of two fundamental biological systems essential for human health and survival. Firstly, they contribute to host immune response, both innate and adaptive, through their expression by natural killer (NK) cells and T cells. Secondly, KIR play a key role in regulating placentation, and hence reproductive success. Analogous to the diversity of their HLA class I ligands, KIR are extremely polymorphic. In this review, we describe recent developments, fuelled by methodological advances, which are helping to decipher the KIR system in terms of haplotypes, polymorphisms, expression patterns and their ligand interactions...
October 25, 2016: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770537/immunogenetic-factors-influencing-clinical-course-of-hcv-infection-review
#16
G Kamkamidze, M Butsashvili, K Gendzekhadze
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains one of the most important blood-borne diseases worldwide with about 130-170 million people chronically infected with hepatitis C virus, and more than 350 000 people die from hepatitis C-related liver diseases each year. Infection with HCV becomes chronic in approximately 80% of cases, while in up to 20% of cases hepatitis C virus is cleared from the human organism. Chronic infections of hepatitis C often leads to the end-stage liver diseases such as cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma...
September 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760759/kir-gene-haplotype-an-independent-predictor-of-clinical-outcome-in-mds-patients
#17
Kate Stringaris, David Marin, A John Barrett, Robert Hills, Catherine Sobieski, Kai Cao, Jerome G Saltarrelli, May Daher, Hila Shaim, Nathaniel Smith, David Linch, Rosemary Gale, Christopher Allen, Takuya Sekine, Rohtesh Mehta, Richard Champlin, Elizabeth J Shpall, Hagop Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Katayoun Rezvani
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of hematopoietic disorders affecting the myeloid lineage, characterized by cytopenias and clonal evolution to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We hypothesized that natural killer (NK) cells and their activating killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (aKIRs) influence the immune surveillance and clinical outcome of patients with MDS. Here, we first examined the distribution of aKIR genes and haplotype in two independent cohorts of MDS and AML patients. The median number of aKIR genes was lower in MDS patients than healthy controls (2 vs...
October 19, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751789/variation-of-maternal-kir-and-fetal-hla-c-genes-in-reproductive-failure-too-early-for-clinical-intervention
#18
Ashley Moffett, Olympe Chazara, Francesco Colucci, Martin H Johnson
A distinctive type of (uterine) natural killer (NK) cell is present in the uterine decidua during the period of placental formation. Uterine NK cells express members of the killer immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) family that bind to parental HLA-C molecules on the invading placental trophoblast cells. The maternal KIR genes and their fetal ligands are highly variable, so different KIR/HLA-C genetic combinations occur in each pregnancy. Some women only possess inhibitory KIR genes, whereas other women also express activating KIR genes...
September 5, 2016: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747156/multiple-sclerosis-is-accompanied-by-lack-of-kir2ds1-gene-a-meta-analysis
#19
Farhad Shahsavar, Shaghayegh Mapar, Seyyed Amir Yasin Ahmadi
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which we can recognize destruction of the myelin that is around nerve cells of brain and spinal cord called as oligodendrocytes. Both genetic and environmental factors play roles in MS. One of these genes is the killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) which expressed on surface of natural killer cells (NKs). These genes have loci (not locus) in human genome, so they inherit as haplotypes. The results of previous studies show that different genes of KIR may affect both susceptibility and resistance to such autoimmune disorders that their pathogenesis in MS is still unclear...
December 2016: Genomics Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732638/nk-cells-expressing-the-inhibitory-killer-immunoglobulin-like-receptors-ikir-kir2dl1-kir2dl3-and-kir3dl1-are-less-likely-to-be-cd16-than-their-ikir-negative-counterparts
#20
Gamze Isitman, Alexandra Tremblay-McLean, Irene Lisovsky, Julie Bruneau, Bertrand Lebouché, Jean-Pierre Routy, Nicole F Bernard
Natural Killer (NK) cell education, which requires the engagement of inhibitory NK cell receptors (iNKRs) by their ligands, is important for generating self-tolerant functional NK cells. While the potency of NK cell education is directly related to their functional potential upon stimulation with HLA null cells, the influence of NK cell education on the potency of the antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) function of NK cells is unclear. ADCC occurs when the Fc portion of an immunoglobulin G antibody bridges the CD16 Fc receptor on NK cells and antigen on target cells, resulting in NK cell activation, cytotoxic granule release, and target cell lysis...
2016: PloS One
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